Peanut Butter Nutella Thumbprint Cookies & a Silpat Giveaway!

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 So to keep the cookie love going this week I just couldn't resist baking something with my two favorite things in the whole wide world.   ...And I don't mean finding my favorite boots on sale at Jcrew this week (because I did!! Sorry credit card...) ...Not even the second season of Homeland. Obsessed. ....OR my car seat warmers...when its 10 degrees in Chicago (gasp!).. combined!   I'm talking Peanut Butter. And Nutella.   These little dreamboats are addicting! Soft … [Read more...]

“Snickers” Peanut Butter Caramel Corn and Your Halloween Candy Survival Guide

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Happy Halloween! Today's post is all about learning how to survive that big bad candy bowl sitting by your front door and deciding which candy bars are the skinniest choices for sneaking out of your kids trick or treat bags....   Because lets be serious. We're all going to eat a candy bar or two.. or three...  but with a couple easy tricks you can easily navigate how to indulge in some Halloween fun without totally splitting your skinny's! It's all about moderation ladies and … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Cups

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I am in the middle of a very bad break-up.   Like threw out all his stuff. Said some things I didn't mean... I know its just a fight but what if this is forever??   Call me? Maybe....   Gluten.   Without getting into all of the glamourous details of my GI tract - I've had a long history (like elementary school) with tummy troubles. Cutting out dairy helped a bit but its still been pretty bad. So after my last visit to the doctor she thinks that gluten … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondies

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                          God Bless America. Peanut Butter. M&Ms. And pretzels.   And any excuse to eat them together.   Happy 4th of July guys! I know the real 4th is on Wednesday, but my city did all of their fireworks, parades, and parties this weekend which is awesome but also kinda strange? Because now we're all wondering what we're going to do on that … [Read more...]

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

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I"m home! I'm home! I'm home! ....And I'm ready to turn right back around :) NYC was SO much fun! I don't even know where to begin telling you about it! [divider] How about Birthday Cake Truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar?? Tomato Focaccia at Eataly? Chocolate Souffles at The Little Owl?? At least 5lbs of peanut butter M&Ms at that ENORMOUS M&M store in Times Square. Don't judge. [divider] O wait... and what's that Kristina? Who did you see? Is that... is that a blurry Nick … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars

So whoever decided that Rice Crispy Treats adds should only be targeted towards kids was totally wrong. Same with Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast crunch. Why should only toddlers and pre-teens get to enjoy the sweet crunch of deliciously processed sugar cereal? Trix are not just for kids! What they really need to do is run an add that shows adults sneaking Captain Crunch at 2 in the morning. Or stashing sandwich baggies of Cocoa Puffs in their glove compartments for the morning drive to … [Read more...]

Mini Chocolate Covered Oreos and Peanut Butter Stuffed Oreos

The first time I discovered chocolate covered oreos I knew it was bad news. I had finally just kicked this deliciously nutritious habit I had in high school where I would dip them in the peanut butter jar just like people dunk them in milk. I think I saw it in the Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan pre- Cover of Ok Magazine phase. But the combo was AMAZING. In college my aunt started sending me care packages of chocolate covered oreos from this awesome chocolate shop in Wheaton, Il called Grahams … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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There is only one thing I like more than chocolate... Peanut butter and chocolate! These Peanut Butter Cup Blondies are a classic combo of chewy brown sugar cookie, rich peanut butter, and gooey chocolate. They are the perfect answer to all of that extra Halloween candy you have lying around the house. This is the second time I've made this recipe in a week and a half! The first time I barely even got one bite before my little brother was licking the pan clean. These blondies are SO easy to … [Read more...]